How to Clean Your Home on a Shoestring Budget

 

Sticker shock…we all get it. But what if I told you we can break it down to being only 6¢ more per laundry load?

As we are breaking this down, remember…
1.  There is a unspoken cost to applying chemicals to your body day after day, year after year.  This is something you cannot quantify, but in general, the more chemicals you absorb through your skin, the more your health will be effected.
2.  Cheaper brands at better deals have hidden cost.  This cost usually translates into either time, energy, or health.  With essentials oils, it can effect family health, efficiency, equipment such as diffusers, and foods.
3.  Higher quality products will result in a higher quality of life and generally are more efficient.

None of these points can be calculated into these formulas, so just keep them in mind.  Lets get started.


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What is amazing about Young Living is the ease in transfer buying. This is where you pick one or two things a month to replace in your home with natural products.  One of the easiest products to replace is your laundry soap.  My favorite Thieves Laundry Soap retails for $38.82 and is available at a wholesale price of only $29.50.  We are going to compare this to one of the leading brands of natural laundry soap from one of the more affordable big box store you can shop at.  We are not going to mention any names, but you can see pricing information from here.  This bottle is advertised at 66 loads which costs 18¢ per load.  The Thieves Laundry Soap advertises 64 loads which breaks down to 46¢ per load.  STICKER SHOCK!  Wait, I told you we were going to bring it down to 24.5¢ per load and we are going to do it.

Here is something that is easy to do that doesn’t effect quality, and works like a charm.  Empty out 2 cups of your laundry soap (save for later, mason jars work great).  In your half empty container of laundry soap add 2 cups of distilled water and just 3 capfuls of Thieves Cleaner and Viola! We doubled our laundry soap bringing the cost per load to 24.5¢ per load!  This includes the 1.5¢ for the 3 caps of Thieves Cleaner.

BONUS!  FREE FROM SLS

IS Sodium Lauyrl Sulfate Safe?    SLS is also found in toothpaste, mouthwash, makeup, body wash and shampoos. Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) is one of the common ingredients used in shampoos.  There are tons of articles of the dangers of SLS from creditable sources.  The good news is that these bad effects and other dangers can be completely eliminated by using natural and safe products.


Ready to make to the jump to a toxic free living?


With a plant-based formula, Thieves Laundry Soap gently and naturally washes your clothes, cleaning them without any chemical or synthetic residue. Natural enzymes and powerful essential oils add to the formula’s strength to leave your clothes fresh and clean with a light citrus scent.  Thieves Laundry Soap can be used in all washers, including high-efficiency, and its highly concentrated formula (6X) will provide around 64 loads with just 32 fl. Oz (946 ml).

Other Useful Recipes to a Chemical Free Home Using these Simple Recipes:

Jewelry Cleaner

Easy and safe Jewelry Cleaner.  Stop wearing chemicals.

Type Cleaners
Category Home, Personal Care
Keyword Cleaner, Jewelry, Thieves

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Capful Thieves Cleaner
  • 5 Drops Thieves Dish Soap
  • 1 Drop Lemon Essential Oil
  • 1/2 oz Witch Hazel or Vodka

Instructions

  1. Combine in a small glass or steel dish and soak for 30 minutes. Brush gently with a soft brush and rinse well under fresh water.

    IMPORTANT: Know your stones and proper care. Softer stones require special cleaning care

Bathroom Surface Cleaner

Give our bathroom a break from chemicals.

Type Cleaners
Category Home, Personal Care, Work
Keyword Bathroom, Cleaner, Lavender, Lemon

Ingredients

  • 6 oz Distilled White Vinegar
  • 6 oz Distilled Water
  • 10 Drops Lemon Essential Oil
  • 12 Drops Lavender Essential Oil

Instructions

  1. Mix together in a 12 oz Spray bottle. Use on Toilets, tubs, sinks, counter tops and walls. Wipe Clean with a dry soft cloth or rag.

Sink & Tile Yuck Scrub

Type Cleaners
Category Home, Work
Keyword Bathroom, Cleaner, Lemon, Thieves

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Cup Baking Soda
  • 1 Capful Thieves Cleaner
  • 5 Drops Lemon Essential Oil
  • 3 Drops Thieves Essential Oil

Instructions

  1. Combine ingredients to make a paste (add more baking soda if needed). Test a small area first for scratching, then with a soft brush or scrub cloth, clean desired surface. Rinse with water or clean wet cloth to remove all residue.

Double Down Detergent

Double your laundry detergent and cut your cost per load by half.  Stop wearing chemicals.

Type Detergent, Soap
Category Home, Personal Care
Keyword Thieves

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups Thieves Laundry Soap
  • 2 Cups Distilled Water
  • 3 Capfuls Thieves Cleaner

Instructions

  1. Empty out 2 cups of your laundry soap (save for later, mason jars work great). There should be 2 cups remaining in the bottle. In your half empty container of laundry soap add 2 cups of distilled water and just 3 capfuls of Thieves Cleaner.   For use, follow instructions on Thieves Laundry Soap.